Articles tagged Leyland Motors Ltd.

Page 40 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1967

Book Reviews

"Leyland — Seventy Years of Progress." 55 pages, 11½ in. x 9 in. Soft covers. (The Leyland Motor Corporation, Leyland, Lancashire. 15s.) This is rather an off-beat review, because Leyland have written and issued this soft-cover publication as a publicity move. But it contains very nicely reproduced photographs of many of their commercial and public service vehicles, so the attention of H.C.V.C....

Page 36 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1959

Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

Page 24 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1958

VETERAN-EDWARDIAN-VINTAGE

A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters NORTHERN vintage enthusiasts should note that the Vintage S.C.C. will hold its Race Meeting and Concours d'Elegance at Oulton Park on June 28th. This presents a splendid opportunity for the public as well as V.S.C.C. members to see historic cars in spirited action at the natural setting of a road circuit. Apart from the races, which include the Seaman Memorial...

Page 3 of December 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1942

Racing cars at rest

Messrs. Thomson & Taylor, of Brooklands Track – familiarly known as T. & T.'s – were ever the premier motor-racing concern, and some while ago it occurred to us to enquire what had become, these unhappy days, of all the fast machinery they once cared for. The outcome of this enquiry was a visit which these times is quite unique. In short, we were invited to inspect some extremely famous...

Page 28 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1957

Vanwall Transporter

We have commented previously on the new Leyland transporter used to convey the victorious Vanwalls to the circuits, which made its debut at Rouen this year. Now, through the courtesy of The Leyland Journal we are able to give further details. On its return from Casablanca, this Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster had covered some 11,000 miles in the service of Vanwall -- and David Yorke reckons that...

Page 4 of May 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, May 1940

Morgan musings

 [Many enthusiasts are interested in the Morgan three-wheeler, and especially so now that we have to contend with the heavy h.p. tax and strict rationing of fuel. The Morgan can be taxed for £5 per annum, against £10-£15 for a small sports-car, while possessing extreme performance and a fuel consumption around 40 m.p.g. Consequently, these remarks, by that well-known motoring sportsman, Martin...

Page 18 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1941

Letters from readers

Sir, As an incurable motor-cyclist I was particularly interested in "More Mark V, or a Study in Average Speed" in the March issue. If a motor-cyclist chooses the wrong line on a bend when travelling fast or if he fails to observe a slippery patch of road or a change in road-surface he will probably perform an involuntary act which is picturesquely described as buying a box of tacks. Such a...

Page 44 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1983

Period publicity

Two of the more prized booklets in my collection of old motor car catalogues are those issued by the Austin Motor Co. Ltd. of Longbridge, Birmingham and by Leyland Motors Ltd. of Kingston-on-Thames, at a time when both these Industrial giants were making economy cars for the new band of motorists that had emerged after the war. Having referred to these little publicity items last month, I felt I...

Page 41 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1960

Vintage postbag

Sir, It was very interesting to me to read in your May issue of Motor Sport, "Fragments on Forgotten Makes: The Be!size Bradshaw" and Mr. Bradshaw's letter in your last issue. I started with the Belsize Motor Co in January 1908, and it was then that they brought out the 14/16-hp four-cylinder en bloc engine. What a headache it was working on that original model. The bolts holding down the...

Page 12 of November 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1941

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS IThe late J. G. Parry-Thomas, who was killed while attempting to raise his own " Land Speed Record " at Pendine Sands in 1927, is still remembered as one of the most famous and picturesque figures that the Sport has produced. One of his greatest achievements was taking the Brooklands Lap Record in 1925 at 129.36 m.p.h. with the Leyland-Thomas. At the outbreak of war...

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